There are still signs of life in the Blur camp, despite doubts being cast on the longevity of last summer’s reunion. A new single is set to be released to coincide with Record Store Day, and Parlophone Records boss Miles Leonard has told BBC 6 Music that it’s “an absolutely wonderful summer tune.”
“I just hope that from hearing a song like this that the band feel there’s more in them,” he said, no doubt smelling the chance to make a few bucks (or pounds) from keeping the band around. “We certainly do as a label and I’m sure when fans hear this they’ll think the same.”
Leonard also dropped more hints about the comeback single, saying it’s “poignant as ever,” and that the lyrics offer “personal comment and social comment.” Graham Coxon’s playing is apparently “simplistic and easy” while Alex James’ has been indulging in some “very groove-based” playing. Put all that together in your head and you may have an idea of what the new Blur single sounds like.